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Challenge Course Programs - Must pre-register for all classes - Call 320-354-5894

Climbing Wall - Rockin' Wenesday! (Team Building Activities & Indoor Climbing Wall) Call ahead to register a group
Are you looking for a fun youth group activity that will help increase confidence, problem solving skills and provide a teambuilding experience? Climbing is an amazing activity for youth that not only builds physical strength but also helps navigate mental challenges both on and off the wall. Experienced staff will provide team building for your group. Great for youth groups, sports teams, scouts, clubs and family outings.  
Date: Wednesdays 
Time: 6-8pm
Location: Indoor Climbing Wall at the Main Educatio Building
Cost: $175 for groups of 15 or less (call to inquire about larger groups)
Ages: Almost All

Indoor Rock Climbing
Climbing offers a chance to challenge yourself both physically and mentally. Rock climbing is a true adventure sport. Beginners can learn about the sport, exercise, and have fun! Experienced climbers can come train and refine their skills. The Prairie Woods ELC instructors are here to help every climber reach new heights! Equipment will be provided. Meet at the PWELC Main Building.
*Registration required for each session*
Dates: 2023
Thursday, June 8
Thursday, July 6
Thursday, August 10
Time: 4:00pm-5:30pm
Location: Indoor Climbing Wall at the Main Education Building

Cost: $10 per climber for each class
Ages: k-12th Grade

Outdoor Adventure Day
Get outside for this all day adventure! Enjoy some of Prairie Woods’ favorite activities by spending the day at the Outdoor Climbing Wall, swinging high on the Flying Squirrel, paddling the Lake Florida Slough, shooting Archery, Fat-Tire Biking the trails and if there’s still time, shelter building and fire starting at Survival Class. Bring a sack lunch, snacks, and a water bottle.
Date: Thursday, August 24
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Location: PWELC Farmsite
Cost: $40
Ages: 5th-10th Grade

Environmental Education Programs - Must pre-register for all classes - Call 320-354-5894

Sunset Paddle
Come enjoy the solitude of a Prairie Woods wetland while watching the sun set. Canoe or kayak, paddles, life jackets and instruction provided by Prairie Woods ELC.  Children must be accompanied by a participating adult.
Date:    Friday, June 30                       
Time:   7:00pm-9:00pm
Location: PWELC Farmsite               
Cost: $15/adult & $5/youth
Ages: All

Nature Days
WHAT’S THAT????? Let’s check it out! For three mornings we will explore the natural world in which we live. We will use hands-on activities and games to better understand the forest, prairie, and the wetlands at Prairie Woods. Bring snacks and a water bottle.
Date: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, July 11, 12,13                    
Time: 8:30am-11:30am
Location: Main Education Building  
Cost:  $60
Ages: K-3rd Grade

PWELC Sampler
Come experience what Prairie Woods ELC has to offer. We will visit the Pioneer Cabin to see how people lived “back in the day”, Climb the wall, Track some animals, Dig in the pond, Collect insects and learn some Outdoor Survival Skills.
Bring a sack lunch, snacks, and water bottle.
Date: Thursday, August 24
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Location: PWELC Farmsite
Cost: $30
Ages:1st-4th Grade

Time Travel Programs - Must pre-register for all classes - Call 320-354-5894

Shooting Sports - Must pre-register for all classes - Call 320-354-5894

MN DNR Firearm Safety Field Day for online Course.
This class is the required field day for youth that have completed the MN DNR firearm Safety Online Class.
Time: 7am - 4pm
Cost: $7.50

Youth Shotgun Sporting Clays
Sponsored by Tommy Swenson Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament.
Ages: 12-18
Did you know that Prairie Woods ELC has a Sporting Clay Shotgun Range? The clays come from the left, right, straight at you, from behind you, there is even one that rolls on the ground. Bring your own (12 or 20ga) shotgun. Program cost greatly reduced due to contribution from the Tommy Swenson Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament. (Meet at Westby shooting range). Max 5 participants per time slot.

Youth Sporting Clay & .22 Shoot - Sponsored by Pheasants Forever.
Ages: 11-16
This is a great oppourtunity to shoot for the 1st time OR improve your already existing shooting skills. Safe gun handling instruction will be included in this class. Firearms, Shells, and targets will be provided. You may bring your own 12 or 20ga shotgun. Hotdog dinner to follow program (Meet at Westby shooting range)
Date: Saturday, August 12, 2023
Time: 9am-Noon

MDHA FORKHORN I CAMP (Day Camp format)
Camp is open to 11-15 year olds.
This camp is designed to teach beginning hunting skills. It will provide extensive hands-on instruction in basic safety and shooting techniques for rifle, shotgun, and archery. It will also include classes on Whitetail deer ecology, outdoor survival skills, and Hunters ethics along with traditional camp activities like canoeing and rock climbing.MN DNR Firearm Safety Certification included.
Dates: June 12th - 16th, 2023
Monday - Thursday hours will be 9:00-4:00
Friday 9:00-12:00 (range day)
Cost: $350

BIRTHDAY PARTIES....Everyone with a special birthday deserves a special get-together.
Let Prairie Woods help you create great birthday party memories.

Check out our birthday themes:

Indoor Climbing Wall, Archery, Nature Scavenger Hunt, Pioneer Cabin, XC ski, snowshoe, canoeing or ??   Give us a call!

Forget the hassle of cleaning up your house before (and after) the party.   Let us help! 
For a 2 hour event, staff provides 1 1/2 hours of programming with the final 1/2 hour for you to open presents and/or eat.
Costs start at $115 for up to 12 children.

Please call for more details. 320-354-5894